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Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Pennsylvania

Considering a career as a Secretary or Administrative Assistant in Pennsylvania?

-8% Jobs Projection
$35,300 Median Salary
10,270 Job Openings

While jobs for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Pennsylvania are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Pennsylvania is expected to decrease.

  • Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in Pennsylvania earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Work in Pennsylvania?

There were approximately 93,280 workers employed as Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in this state in 2018.

There were 99,300 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 6,020 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in PA Employment Trend

The typical state has 29,550 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants working in it, which means Pennsylvania has more Secretaries and Administrative Assistants than average.

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in this state are declining at a rate of 8.4% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -6.5%.

Job Projections for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants: Nation vs. PA

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 10,270 annual Secretaries and Administrative Assistants job openings in Pennsylvania, and 100,690 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 244,300 annual jobs and 2,371,300 total jobs in 2026.

What do Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Make in Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants ranged from $21,700 to $51,880 with $35,300 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.43 to $24.94. The median hourly rate was $16.97.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $16.64 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.33.

The median salary in Pennsylvania is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania Metros for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Secretaries and Administrative Assistants.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 168,860 $41,630
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 43,030 $38,940
Pittsburgh, PA 18,640 $35,270
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 5,200 $36,510
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 5,020 $36,510
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 4,200 $32,770
Lancaster, PA 3,710 $34,850
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 3,340 $31,260
Reading, PA 2,700 $34,480
York-Hanover, PA 2,460 $33,940
State College, PA 1,930 $36,960
Erie, PA 1,650 $31,950
Altoona, PA 1,110 $28,840
Johnstown, PA 1,070 $28,910
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 1,050 $31,970
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 960 $31,490
East Stroudsburg, PA 940 $34,670
Williamsport, PA 930 $30,050
Lebanon, PA 800 $30,970
Gettysburg, PA 650 $33,540

Top States for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Employment

View the list below to see where most Secretaries and Administrative Assistants work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 238,840 $42,250
New York 178,520 $40,110
Texas 176,480 $34,250
Florida 142,550 $33,540
Pennsylvania 93,280 $35,300
Missouri 69,510 $33,750
Illinois 67,780 $36,200
Georgia 66,330 $33,420
Ohio 66,030 $35,550
New Jersey 62,790 $41,400
Maryland 56,670 $40,230
Michigan 55,410 $35,920
North Carolina 55,380 $36,330
Tennessee 48,410 $33,720
Alabama 46,100 $34,650
Arizona 44,980 $34,680
Massachusetts 41,540 $46,440
Virginia 41,390 $37,890
Colorado 38,610 $37,360
South Carolina 34,550 $34,790

Below are the states where Secretaries and Administrative Assistants get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $48,220
Massachusetts $46,440
Connecticut $45,260
Rhode Island $42,710
California $42,250
Washington $41,970
New Jersey $41,400
Alaska $41,150
Maryland $40,230
New York $40,110

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Occupation PA Employment Total
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